04-06-2018 07:20 AM
Today is MY day, YAY. Jane, my sister in law, my supporter is picking me up at 9.00 to get to the hospital to start treatment today. Been a long time getting here, but made it.X
02-06-2018 03:32 PM
Hello, thanks for the good advice. I start my chemo on 11th June and have already written myself off with every side effect possible... must try to calm down a bit as everyone seems to get some but not all of the SEs. I'm having my hair cut short on Wednesday in readiness. I haven't been offered ice cap so not sure if they do it at my hospital, will ring on Monday to find out. The thing I hate the most is knowing I feel so well at the moment and that in a couple of weeks I won't. Just want to fast forward a few months.. wishful thinking hey. Big hugs to all... Kip x.
02-06-2018 06:59 AM
Morning Floss, start chemo on Mon I was to have 2 ....mab mix on the Mon and the other 2 mixes on tues. However they dont have one of the ...mabs until the tues. So on Mon I will be at the hospital 9.30 to 12.30 ish with pertuzumab no cold cap needed. On Tues trastuzumab, docetaxel and carboplatin with cold cap so will be there 8.30 to 4.30 ish, long day. Had an echocardiogram yesterday results have been sent to my oncologist, but dont expect any problems there. Have taken the first week off , and see how I go. The Nurse said my biggest problem would be fatigue which would generally worsen as treatment progressess. The nurse also took some bloods and as the large vein in my right arm collapsed at my least treatment 12 years ago, after this first round of chemo they will put a PICC line in. Today I am going up to Mums to give it a final clean as we have a first viewing this afternoon. So much has happened in these 3 weeks feeling as though I'm coming to the end of one race to immediately start another. Breathe in, Breathe out, keep going. Have a good weekend. Cazzy50
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01-06-2018 12:26 PM
Hi all, yes good idea to think about one treatment at a time, just trying to get my head around the hair issue. Do I get a wig before I lose any hair or when I have lost it? Any advise on what to expect re side effects and tips on how to get through it would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
01-06-2018 11:53 AM
welcome to the thread.
There is a lot to take in at the start and it can all feel overwhelming. Try to break it down and think about one treatment at a time. Focus on the chemo, and break that down into each cycle. It is more of a marathon and not a sprint. Look after yourself and take it easy.
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31-05-2018 03:28 PM
I have just come from my hospital appointment where i was given my resuls post surgery (masectomy and 4 nodes removed). The nodes were positive so am having 6 x FEC-T chemo (not sure what that means as still in complete shock) and then rads and tamoxofen after that (plus possible surgery to remove remaining nodes?). Am so scared so will glad to see how you all fair and pick up any chemo tips along the way. Big hugs Kip
30-05-2018 10:25 PM
Hi ladies, hope you are all ok 🙂 I'm also starting chemo 4th June.
3 cycles of FEC followed by 3 of T.
Starting on Monday with the E so looking forward to having red pee on Tuesday 🙈😳😬😂😂😂
Wishing you all lots of love 😘💖
30-05-2018 01:20 PM
Thanks so much for letting me know how your first chemo session went. It's really useful to have someone with experience of the whole process as it's the not knowing thats the worst.
I hope your second session went ok.
Will let you know how it is for me
27-05-2018 09:30 AM